Bennett Muraskin Viewpoints:
Free Higher Education
is a frequent contributor and author of Let
Justice Well Up Like Water: Progressive Jews from Hillel to Helen Suzman
mentions www.freehighered.org a campaign of the US
Labor Party and the Debs-Jones-Douglass
Institute which advocates for
free tuition at all public colleges and universities.
Fair Elections? Maybe Next Time
is President of
Demos a non-partisan
organization dedicated to improving democracy.
What We Face: Thoughts on the Struggle to Reassert Liberal Values in
Defiance of the Christian Right and the Corporate Empire
is editor of
Jewish Currents and co-author of Jews, Money and Social Responsibility. He mentions these organizations fighting for liberal
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington
Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility.
Rabbi Richard Hirsh
Religion and Skepticism: Can Secularism Save Jewish Religion
executive director of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association and editor of
The Reconstructionist Journal.
Irving Howe and Secular Jewishness: Socialism, Zionism, and Jewish
Identity is the Director of the Louis and Mildred Resnick
Institute of the Study of Modern Jewish Life.
the Jewish Community: Brit Tzedek v'Shalom: Supporting the Peace Process
Esther Kaplan (link to her
website): ("The Christian Right and
the Jewish Left") is author of
With God on Their Side: How Christian
Fundamentalists Trampled Science, Policy and Democracy in George W.
Bush's White House") published
by the New Press. For ten years, she has been co-host of "Beyond the Pale", a weekly radio program
covering Jewish culture and politics on WBAI/New
York(this is the WBAI Link)
Ilya Altman (interviewed)
Studies in the Former Soviet Union
Altman is Director of the Center for Holocaust
Research and Education in Moscow.
Dr. Carolyn Goodman interviewed by Henry Foner
A Verdict, at Last, in Mississippi
was interviewed by Radio WNYC interview
The Andrew Goodman Foundation.
Editorial (“Racism as the
Real Disaster Area”)
See the website of the
Urban League and its “Katrina Bill of Rights.”
A Discussion about Psychedelic Drugs, Healing and Politics")
Dr. Rick Doblin, founder and President of The
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) assists scientists to design, fund, obtain
approval for and report on studies into the risks and benefits of MDMA.
The website includes current links to articles on this subject, including
Dr. Charles S. Grob, author of Deconstructing Ecstasy:
The Politics of MDMA Research
(PDF) is professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at
the UCLA School of Medicine and Director of the Division of Child and
Adolescent Psychiatry at Harbor UCLA Medical Center and founding board
member of the Heffter Research Institute, devoted to fostering and funding research on
psychedelics. He is the author of a new book Higher Wisdom: Eminent Elders Explore the
Continuing Impact of Psychedelics.
Dr. Julie Holland, is a board-certified
psychiatrist at Bellevue Hospital in New York and editor of Ecstasy: the complete guide: a comprehensive
look at the risks and benefits of MDMA (2001)
Howard Lotsof, advocate of the anti-addictive effects of
ibogaine. President of the Dora Weiner Foundation;
had been President of NDA International, a company deeply involved in
the FDA regulatory development of ibogaine.
Also see The Drug Policy Alliance promoting alternatives to the war on drugs.
Lawrence Bush (see
photo), editor of Jewish
Currents has written on the subject:
Psychedelic Drugs and Jewish Spirituality in Jewish Currents March - April 2003. As well as in the Best Jewish Writing of
2003 from Altered States: Drugs and
Jewish Spirituality That Was Then, This Is Now,
an article in the May/June 1999 issue of
Tikkun available with a paid subscription to Tikkun's archives.
Workmen's Circle resolution on
Emily Compton ("Viewpoints:
The Changing Meaning of Street Demonstrations: Protecting
First-Amendment Rights”) mentions the website
Critical Mass which is not an organization; it's an unorganized
coincidence. It's a movement ... of bicycles, in the streets. What
you'll find here is a catalog of links to hundreds of Critical Mass web
sites around the world -- including other catalogs. Ms Compton is a National
Lawyer’s Guild Legal Observer,
NLG is an association dedicated to the need for basic change in the
structure of our political and economic system. The site explains how
to be a legal observer.
Kafrissen ("A Jewish
Cultural Manifesto") a busy woman with no time for nostalgia
explains her point of view on her blog The Rootless Cosmopolitan and of course in her
Jewish Currents column.